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Parkland Dealing With COVID Surge

(Farmington) Parkland Hospital is bearing the brunt of the second surge of COVID-19. The hospital has cared for as many as 43 people because of COVID at one time. New physician Dr. Thomas Dear says it stresses their capabilities…

Prior to the pandemic Parkland cared for only up to two patients at a time that needed vents. After expanding their capabilities,  they have cared for up to seven patients at a time that required a vent. Dr. Dear says the ER and ICU need to be restructured when surges happen…

If someone needs even yet a higher level of assistance, Parkland transfers them to either Barnes-Jewish Hospital or Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

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